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Dracula Day Sale

26th May is the publication anniversary of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

To mark the occasion, MR STOKER AND I is on special offer for only 1.99 this week across ALL digital platforms

If this Victorian Gothic ghost story has been on your reading list or you would like to recommend it to a friend, this is a great time. Please spread the word.

Also available in Paperback, stunning new Hardcover, and haunting Audiobook.

MR STOKER & I, is a tale of a family curse, a father’s desperation, and a mysterious doctor. Follow writer Bram Stoker to the cliffs, in the shadow of Whitby Abbey, and listen to Miss Lucy’s haunting story.

Here’s the blurb…

My name is Miss Lucy. Let me tell you my story. It is a tale of a father’s despair, one man’s ambition, in a place where morality and mortality waver.

It was the Summer of 1890 when theatre manager and writer Bram Stoker arrived in Whitby. After an arduous theatre tour, his stay was respite before returning to London. However, what he discovered enthralled and beguiled.

Mr Stoker and I met each dawn on the East Cliff in the shadow of Whitby Abbey. On a bench overlooking the sea, Bram soon became the confidant I had yearned for. So, in faith, I shared the events that tormented my youth and left me haunted.

And after that chance encounter, I will forever live within the pages of what became Bram Stoker’s masterpiece, for it was my story that inspired Dracula.

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Horror Book Review

THE SUM OF YOUR FLESH by the epic Beverley Lee.

Buy now in eBook and Paperback from AMAZON

Here we follow Haven Ford, a man who arrives in a small insular village on a quest to help his friend’s brother. Rafferty Henderson is a boy persecuted for a fate laid by his ancestor. Meredith Evans is returning to her roots to unearth a childhood terror. Their lives entwine, twist, and drown in a chilling tale of secrets and bloodlines.

As ever, Beverley Lee has done it again. There is no doubt of my fandom, but this one was a surprise, even to me. Perhaps this was because I thought I knew what I would find within its page. But with each page turn, each new chapter grew a tale far darker, deeper, and more glorious than I had hoped. The characters are fleshy, complicated and authentic in a setting that feels its own personality, dark, ominous and full of hidden secrets, fear and persecution. I do not easily squirm, but I have to say there were moments of sheer terror here, so brilliantly done but utterly horrifying, with an ending that was both raw and emotional.

Beverley Lee is a master of quiet horror. It is not gratuitous but subtle and sublime. Her words slither under your skin, settle into your bones and inhabit your mind. She finds your inner nightmares and carves them into the story as if it is created just for you.

This will be a book reread; no doubt there will be those sublime lines of prose I missed the first time, and probably my favourite of the author’s standalone novels.

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Book Review

A must for all Vampire fans of The Making of Gabriel Davenport series and Beguiled by Night.

CRIMSON IS THE NIGHT by Beverley Lee & Nicole Eigener

Buy now in eBook and Paperback from AMAZON

CRIMSON IS THE NIGHT is a companion novelette to the incredible worlds created by Beverley Lee and Nicole Eigener. Here, the characters of each, Clove and the boys and Vauquelin, collide in an almost spoiler-free addition to these brilliant vampire worlds.

It’s a quick read by nature, but don’t underestimate the power of that. It’s cleverly done, allowing the reader to glimpse the vampires’ hearts, minds and desires without the distractions of extra plotlines on this one night. It certainly opens a door into a whole world of possibilities, and I sincerely hope the vampires meet again.

Brilliantly crafted, though I would suggest reading the full novels by each author first; The Making of Gabriel Davenport series by Beverley Lee and Beguiled by Night by Nicole Eigener.

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It’s finally here…

PRIORY, The Ghosts of Hardacre book 1, is now available in Audiobook!

It has been a while in the making, but as they say, the best things are worth the wait. This is certainly one of them. Why not listen to the full audio sample on Audible and Amazon? The links are below!

It is atmospheric, chilling and utterly immersive, thanks to the incredible narration by brilliant actor and narrator Henry Douthwaite.

I have a limited number of Free Audible Audiobooks in exchange for a review and social media post. Please email me for details.

Click the links to listen to the full sample on Audible UK / Audible US

Also available in eBook, Paperback, Hardcover, or read with Kindle Unlimited.

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Shhh… I have a secret!

Something exciting is in the making…

My heart dwells in the dark shadows where I love to create ghost stories of haunted houses and tortured souls. None more so than my Dracula-inspired, Victorian Gothic ghost story Mr Stoker & I. A tale of Miss Lucinda Meredith, a mysterious young woman drawn to Whitby’s windswept cliffs. In the shadow of the ancient Whitby Abbey, she meets Bram Stoker. Could this chance encounter be the inspiration behind his masterpiece, Dracula?

This book will forever hold a special place in my dark heart, my love of Whitby and Dracula. So, I am thrilled to announce it is now in the creative process of being translated into Italian… and with a brand new cover!

Dark Abyss Edizioni, an Italian publishing house, are the first in Italy to specialise in pagan, spiritual, witchcraft, and paranormal fiction. Dark Abyss is a young publishing company with a wonderful team that welcomed me with open wings.

It’s fate… with my Italian ancestry, they are the perfect Italian home for my books… and their logo is a crow, which is definitely a sign.

Of course, you don’t need to wait; MR STOKER & I is available worldwide in English from Amazon in eBook, paperback and audiobook.

Oh, and please don’t forget to leave a book review on GoodreadsBookBub or wherever you purchase; they really are worth their weight in gold.